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Rittner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Ritte near Kassel. South German (Bavaria): topographic name for someone who lived by a steep incline dialect Ritten. South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a clearing from Middle High German riutine ‘piece of cleared land’. North German: nickname from Middle Low German ridenēr ‘rider on horseback traveler’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ritter, Suttner, Rottner, Wittner, Sittner, Trattner, Fitzner

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Where is the Rittner family from?

You can see how Rittner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rittner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rittner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Rittner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Rittner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rittner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rittner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rittner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rittner. 22% of Rittner men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Rittner women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rittner were Pressman and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Pressman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 605 immigration records available for the last name Rittner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rittner. For the veterans among your Rittner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rittner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rittner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rittner in 1963 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

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